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  • Testing detects hearing loss in babies


    AT just a few days old a simple hearing test for newborn Kailanah Brent could help set his path through school, work and beyond. Paediatric specialists say a hearing test, such as those administered to Kailanah and other youngsters in t ...

  • How Music May Help Ward Off Hearing Loss As We Age


    Older people often have difficulty understanding conversation in a crowd. Like everything else, our hearing deteriorates as we age. There are physiological reasons for this decline: We lose tiny hair cells that pave the way for sound ...

  • Your MP3 Player and Hearing Loss


    Nothing helps ease your morning commute more than listening to some music on your iPod, or maybe the latest news podcast so you’ll be up-to-date with what's going on in the world before you get to ...

  • Hearing aid verification using real ear measurement systems


    According to a 2009 study by Consumer Reports, 66 percent of the nation's hearing aids may be set incorrectly. That same study also stated that 73 percent of patients were “highly satisfied” with their hearing aids. This d ...

  • Hearing Loss Causes Dementia


    Hearing loss affects one in every ten Americans, but many don’t take it seriously and many don’t use hearing aids. But now hear this--a study by otologists, the ear experts at Johns Hopkins Hospital, found that hearing loss ma ...

  • Preserving the Deaf Culture vs. Living in a Hearing World


    As technology becomes available to possibly enable more deaf to 'hear' via cochlear implants and specialized hearing aids, this discussion will likely continue to evolve.  There are 2 very good sides to this argument.  B ...

  • Hearing loss increasingly common in young adults


    Students may have to trade in their ear buds for hearing aids. A new study found evidence of hearing loss in “normal-hearing” college students. Today’s generation use cell phones, iPods and have surround-sound system ...

  • How to prevent hearing loss?


    CUMBERLAND — Ear infections are the reason that most children wind up in audiologist Jana Brown’s office — not surprising, since 85 percent of all children experience at least one ear infection in their lifetime, accordi ...

  • Secondhand smoke and hearing loss


    Most teens whose hearing has been damaged by exposure to second-hand smoke don't even realize it.  Despite years of graphic anti-smoking campaigns and public smoking bans, people continue to light up — especially at hom ...

  • New Mechanism May Improve Hearing Aids


    Scientists have long known that hair cells along the basilar membrane inside the cochlea translate sound waves into electrical impulses that are then sent to the brain for further processing. Different frequencies of sound waves are captu ...

  • College Hearing Loss


    Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a condition that occurs when the ear is exposed to excessive levels of noise. When we hear, tiny sensory hair cells in the cochlea pick up sound vibrations, convert them into electrical signals and sen ...

  • From T In The Park to hearing aids: The health risks of festivals


    How often have you accused a loved one of having selective hearing? Perhaps it’s more apparent when you ask them to take out the rubbish. But what if it wasn’t a sly tactic to get out of doing household chores? What if they re ...

  • Dolphin Inspires Young Girl to Wear Her Hearing Aids


    McKenna McGough, a 10-year-old Texas girl born with a hearing loss, was embarrassed to wear her hearing aids until she saw an injured dolphin at a Clearwater FL aquarium. The sight of the dolphin's prosthetic tail gave McKenna strengt ...

  • Take Steps to Halt Hearing Loss


    It is estimated that 15 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have some degree of hearing loss from exposure to excessive noise at work, or the community. “Most people experience some degree of hearing loss as they ...

  • Digital Hearing Aid Sound Processing


    Today's digital hearing aids are miniature electronic devices that sit in or on the ear, and selectively amplify and process sounds. All hearing aids contain one or more microphones to pick up sound, an amplifier that amplifies and pr ...

  • Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention


    Noise Loud noise can be very damaging to hearing. Both the level of noise and the length of time you listen to the noise can put you at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Noise levels are measured in decibels, or dB for short. The h ...

  • What are Bluetooth hearing aids?


    Yes, many of today's advanced digital hearing aids are BluetoothTM or wireless compatible, meaning they are able to connect wirelessly to various Bluetooth enabled devices and other audio devices such as cell phones, PDAs and com ...

  • Are Ear Infections Making Kids Fat?


     Changes in Taste Function Related to Obesity and Chronic Ear Infections CHICAGO, March 21, 2011 – Children with chronic inflammation of the middle ear (ear infections) can experience changes in their sense of taste, a ...

  • Why don’t some parents return for a follow-up examination?


    A working group of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders identified several important factors regarding why some parents do not bring their child back for a follow-up examination. They concluded that the num ...

  • Do hearing aids really improve sex life?


    The National Council on Aging released a study in 1999 on 2,300 individuals with hearing loss who were over the age of 50. This study looked both at people with untreated hearing loss, and those who had treated their hearing loss with hea ...

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